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Edouard Utudjian


Edouard Utudjian, French architect. Recipient Grand Prix for underground layout of Paris capitol Paris Exhibition, 1937; decorated knight Legion Honor, officer, 1970; officer National Order Merit, commander, 1970.


Utudjian, Edouard was born on November 12, 1905 in France. Son of Baptist and Elisa Utudjian.


Diploma Higher Financial and Commercial Studies, College Mekhitarist Fathers, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey. Postgraduate сivil engineering American Robert College Constantinople (now Istanbul), 1921, architectural engineering, architecture Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts (Paris), 1931. Diploma Town Planning, Paris U., 1945.


; 1 daughter, Elaine Saint Andre. Founding editor Underground World review, Paris, France, 1936. Professional lecturer Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, 1948-1968, Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, 1948-1968, Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Metiers, 1949-1965, others.

Practice architecture, Paris. Vice president nat. council French Society Civil Defense.


  • Contributor articles to professional journals Works include equipment, sanitation for Baghdad, Basrah (Iraq). Restoration of 4th C. Armenian Etchmiadzine Cathedral. Basilica of Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Armenian Cathedral, New York City, St. John’s Cathedral, Southfield, Michigan.


Served with 24th Infantry, other units, French Army. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (honorary). Member Group for Study and Coordination of Underground Planning (founder, general secretary), International Standing Committee for Underground Techniques and Town Planning (secretary general).


Married Suzanne Marie Renee Esnaulit (deceased.

Baptist Utudjian

Elisa Utudjian

Suzanne Marie Renee Esnaulit